Bovinoche

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

Bovinoche took place on Saturday in the City Park in Simpsonville. What is this strange event with a strange name? According to Jeff Bannister, one of the organizers, the goal was to create a unique event that hearkens back to man’s earliest experiences: preparing food around the fire and coming together to eat. Whole animals such as pigs, chickens, turkeys, lambs, a cow, a Yak, gator and goats were roasted whole using a variety of illustrative techniques. The highlight for the crowd was sampling the different meats when the cooking was done, such as the Bacon-wrapped, Cajun cornbread stuffed, Hickory smoked gator shown here with a chicken in its mouth. There was also some music and entertainment.

Jeff Bannister adds finishing touches to a giant paella, which used 30 pounds of rice.

Jeff Bannister adds finishing touches to a giant paella, which used 30 pounds of rice.